Stella Name Meaning, Origin and Popularity

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Stella is a girl’s name that comes from Latin and Italian origin, meaning “star” and has been around since the Middle Ages. Back then, this name was used to describing the Virgin Mary, such as Stella Maris, which meant “star of the sea,” and Stella Coeli, which meant “star of the sky.” Stella was a popular name from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

In the early 2000s, it became popular again. Many famous people, such as Matt Damon, Ellen Pompeo, and Tori Spelling, have given this name to their daughters because of the dreamy, starry quality it evokes. In search of something with a bit extra “je ne sais quoi”? Try using the French version, Estelle.

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Similar Names Like Stella

Discover other baby names to add to your Favorites list by looking into options that have a sound that is similar to others you’ve found.

  • Estela
  • Estella
  • Selah
  • Estrella
  • Stephen
  • Stefan
  • Sabella
  • Bella
  • Luella
  • Noella

Parents Who Love the Name Stella Also Like:

  • Charlotte
  • Luna
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Scarlett
  • Ella
  • Amelia
  • Mila
  • Ivy
  • Violet
  • Willow
  • Olivia
  • Quinn
  • Penelope
  • Nora
  • Oliver
  • Sophia
  • Nova
  • Leo
  • Mia
  • Emma
  • Isla
  • Aurora
  • Ava
  • Noah
  • Lily
  • Sadie
  • Rowan
  • Avery
  • Luca

Sibling Name Ideas

Are you trying to find a sibling name for Stella? Great choices include the following:

  • Virna
  • Savina
  • Gloria
  • Laurita
  • Vero
  • Sarelia
  • Veronica
  • Hilorio
  • Lilly
  • Caralie
  • Vonnie
  • Jovi
  • Mariela
  • Diane
  • Bennett
  • Estella
  • Titus
  • Ava
  • Francis
  • Florence
  • June
  • Tash
  • Masha
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